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Feds Arrive In W.Va. To Probe Chemical Leak

NPR | Jan. 14, 2014 4:32 a.m.

Contributed By:

Daniel Zwerdling, Steve Inskeep

A team of federal investigators from the Chemical Safety Board is in West Virginia to look into that massive chemical leak into the Elk River that contaminated the water in nine counties. Local authorities say the water quality is improving but they’re not ready yet for a large-scale lifting of water bans. The leak originated from a storage tank owned by Freedom Industries.


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